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J. C. Squire, ed.  A Book of Women’s Verse.  1921.
 
Song: “Her mouth, which a smile”
By Frances Brooke (1724–1789)
 
HER mouth, which a smile,
Devoid of all guile,
  Half opens to view,
Is the bud of the rose
In the morning that blows,        5
  Impearl’d with the dew.
 
More fragrant her breath
Than the flow’r-scented heath
  At the dawning of day;
The hawthorn in bloom,        10
The lily’s perfume,
  Or the blossoms of may.
 
 
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